Crews Continue to Battle Makakilo Brush Fire (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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From the Source: 

"The brush fire that scorched nearly 1,000 acres in Makakilo continues to burn, Honolulu Fire Department officials said, and it is heading north and away from residences. 

Officials lifted the evacuation for Palehua residents at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

'We would like to commend everybody, especially the other agencies...DLNR, DOFA, Federal Fire Department, even HPD with their contribution of their helicopter. Everybody contributed to the successes so far of this incident,' said Capt. David Jenkins with the Honolulu Fire Department. According to HFD, two young boys playing with lighters caused the large brush fire in Makakilo. Officials say the two 7-year-old boys are brothers.

'We are here to say we regret what has happened. Our children realize the consequences of their actions. We want parents to realize this can happen to anyone and how important it is discuss fire safety with their children. We will be participating in a fire safety program," said Troy Wright, the boys' father.'"

Above: Credit - Christy Carritt

Above: Credit - Christy Carritt